John “Harry” “Josh” Joslin passed peacefully on July 20, 2021 at the age of 81, at his home in Rockport with his family by his side.

John was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and served as an officer on active duty for 27 years.

He held numerous positions, most notably being assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army. Over the course of his career he served two combat tours in Vietnam and was stationed abroad in Korea, Germany, and Italy before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He earned, among other accolades, the Legion of Merit, The Soldier’s Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the reverence and respect of the men with whom he served.

John was a proud Aransas County Republican, he was a supporter member, volunteer, and leader with the Republican Club of Aransas County and the Aransas County Republican Party for many years.

The Aransas County Republican Party is dedicating a Memorial Bench in John’s honor at the Rockport Veterans’ Memorial Park. Donations are being collected to raise funds, please send checks to:

Aransas County Republican Party c/o John Joslin Memorial Bench

PO Box 2296

Rockport, TX 78381

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